Seattle security officers assaulted during theft of hundreds of dollars in alcohol www.priovateofficer.com
Seattle WA Aug 5 2012 A man bit and punched two grocery store security guards after he was caught stealing hundreds of dollars in alcohol, said Seattle police.
Just after 10:00p.m. Friday, the two guards, working at the Safeway in the 2200 block of East Madison Street, noticed a man leave the store without paying the more than $500 he owed in alcohol sales.
The guards stopped the man as he started putting his alcohol filled bags inside a waiting car. When they identified themselves as security, police say the suspect became violent, punching and biting them. A woman waiting inside the car jumped out and began spraying the two security guards with pepper spray.
Several witnesses stepped in to help the guards. They were able to place the man in handcuffs while they waited for officers to arrive.
The woman and the man, both 22-years-old, were arrested on scene and booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Robbery.
Medics treated both security guards for pepper spray exposure and bite marks.
Seattle Police continue to investigate this incident.